Me in 10 seconds
I’ve been a musician, producer, circus performer, entrepreneur, TED speaker, and book publisher.
Monomaniac, introvert, slow thinker, and love finding a different point of view.
California native, I now live in New Zealand.
Me in 10 minutes?
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What am I doing now?
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What do I use?
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See why you should, though read my frequently asked questions, first.
How to Live (2021)
Not quite non-fiction, not quite self-help. It’s a work of art about conflicting philosophies.
Hell Yeah or No (2020)
Useful wisdom. Simple profound mental models to guide your decisions.
Your Music and People (2020)
Get your work to the world by being creative, considerate, resourceful, and connected.
Anything You Want (2011 → 2022)
40 lessons for a new kind of entrepreneur. My tales of starting, building, and selling CD Baby.
See the foreign publishers of my translated books.
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- Book Notes
- detailed notes from the last 320+ books I’ve read
- Now Now Now
- a collection of sites that have a “what I’m doing now” page
- tools to help people translate books
- inspiring quotes about music, translated into Español, Français, Deutsch, Italiano, Português, Русский, العربية, 日本語, and 中文
- TED (ted.com)
- 3 short talks from the TED Conference.
- Anything You Want
- 7 short animations from my book “Anything You Want”.
- Uncommon Sense
- Entrepreneur lessons learned from starting, building, and selling CD Baby.
- Conference Presentations
- Talks from other conferences, all subjects.
You can listen to over 80 hours of interviews, where I’m the guest.
Each one has an MP3 you can download, or a transcript if you prefer to read.
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- January 31, 2023
- I want to lose every debate: https://sive.rs/led
- January 29, 2023
- Conversations with Tyler Cowen: https://sive.rs/tyler
- January 27, 2023
- Reading the Bible, start to finish: https://sive.rs/bible
- January 22, 2023
- Who should I meet in Chennai and Bengaluru? https://sive.rs/meet-chbg
- October 31, 2022
- My podcast is live again! Season 3. Very short episodes. https://sive.rs/podcast
- October 30, 2022
- make believe : https://sive.rs/mb